NRA files lawsuit over Florida gun control bill

  • NRA files lawsuit over Florida gun control bill

NRA files lawsuit over Florida gun control bill

The new provisions come in response to the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed and 17 were injured.

The NRA's complaint argues that the bill is particularly offensive to women under the age of 21, who are "much less likely to engage in violent crime than older members of the general population who are unaffected by the ban".

State lawmakers formally delivered the reform package Thursday. He has 15 days to sign it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.

The lawsuit was filed just hours after Governor Scott passed the legislation which raises the legal age for buying rifles in Florida and allows the training and arming of school staff, on Friday evening.

It also creates a so-called guardian programme enabling some teachers and other school employees to carry guns.

But it does introduce a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and a ban on bump stocks, a device that enables semi-automatic rifles to fire hundreds of rounds a minute.

The excerpts showed a deputy on school grounds first thought the loud bangs were firecrackers but quickly realized they were gunshots - yet he never ran toward them. While the NRA supports arming teachers, the Florida teachers union is opposed to the program. It also raises the age for buying a rifle to 21.

The NRA's lawsuit says "This blanket ban violates the fundamental rights of thousands of responsible, law-abiding Florida citizens and is thus invalid under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments".

Scott said when he tasked lawmakers with coming up with gun reform legislation, he knew it would be hard. "I'm glad, however, the plan is not mandatory, which means it be up to local elected officials".

On her campaign site (, she writes: "I fully support our Second Amendment and, in the [Dutchess] County Legislature, I even sponsored legislation opposing the SAFE Act [the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, enacted in 2013]". Survivors were split as well. He buried his sister, and I buried my daughter. But make no mistake: I'm a father, and I'm on a mission. "I've heard all the arguments for teachers to be armed, and while this bill was significantly changed on this topic, I'm still not persuaded".

As superintendent of the second largest school district in Florida, I am compelled to speak out against the proposed state budget that will keep school funding in Florida below the national average.

Full-time classroom teachers are exempt from participating in the guardian program unless they are JROTC instructors, current military service members, or current or former law enforcement officers.

In the wake of the young victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, it would behoove us all to reflect upon our collective gun psychosis.

He said: "When it comes to preventing future acts of horrific school violence, this is the beginning of the journey".

Superintendent Samuel Lee, who joined the school district in 2015, did not immediately return a request for comment on the donation. Prosecutors could seek the death penalty if Cruz is convicted of first-degree murder. Prosecutors have not announced a decision.